Thanks in advance for any help. I'm writing this for my elderly mother who is being sued over her late sister's estate. Hoping I can get some preliminary information to give her some comfort before she has to find a lawyer.
Brief summary, sister passes away mid 2011. She had a former romantic partner, turned roommate, turned parasite living in her home for several years. Everything was in her name (house, bank accounts, both his and her car). He was sporadically employed, and based on our understanding never bought a darn thing short of beer and cigarettes. Everything was left to my mother. After some difficulty, we convinced him to move out of the house for a sigificant amount of money and the title to "his" car, paid off. He accepted, and the house was sold ealier this year.
I don't know exactly what agreement he signed... whether it was just an agreement to move, or an agreement to quit any other claims. (probably the former). But this week my mother received paperwork (not sure if it is a summons or not) seeking approximately half of the house sale proceeds, claimings (falsely mind you) that the parasite contributed to the upkeep of the home for X number of years and requires compensation... blah blah blah.
I can't imagine he has any case, and with all funds in the estate essentially dispersed, I'm not sure what or who he could sue that could give him any money. While we are resigned to the fact that this "thing" is going to continue to make us miserable for a while longer, is there anything realistically he can collect.